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Where on Earth?
Do you have slides and photos you've collected from field work or vacations?
Every month, we'd like to feature one of your photos from anywhere in the world and invite other readers to guess where it was taken. Look every month in the print Geotimes for a new photo. Following are clues, answers and winners from past issues.

Send answers for the September 2004 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by September 30 (or postmarked by this date). From those answers, Geotimes staff will draw the names of 10 people who will win Where on Earth? T-shirts. And from those 10 names, we will draw the names of two people who will win a Brunton compass. 

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Answers to the August and July photo contests:



1. This limestone feature is a remnant of an extensive karst system. The collapse of a great cavern, excavated by an underground stream, led to its isolation.

2. This feature and the surrounding land (more than 150 acres) were privately bought in 1774 for what would today be $19. It remains privately owned to this day and is not far from mountainous wine country.

3. Herman Melville refers directly to this feature in Moby Dick, comparing it to the great white whale as it leaps from the water.


Name this feature and location.

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Answer: Check back soon for the answer!

Check back later this month to find out who won August's Where on Earth? contest.



1.Charles Darwin first described the 600-million-year-old granite pictured in the foreground. The granite, intruded by dolerite dikes, is mined for kaolin, which is used locally for making china and paper.

2. This amphibious diving-spot is part of a “misleading” body of water revered for scuba diving and up-close-and-personal encounters with great white sharks. The mountains in the background are named for the people who originally inhabited the area.

3. The area is well-known for its storms and rough seas, which legends say are caused by a mythical giant that is angry about the loss of a love. Since a Portuguese explorer first sailed to this location in the 15th century, the seas have claimed more than 25 large ships.

Name this location.

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Answer: Froggy Pond, a renowned diving spot, is part of False Bay near the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Town, South Africa. The Cape granite is on the beach in the foreground, with the Hottentot Mountains in the background. Photo courtesy of Jay Gregg.

July Winners
1. Peter McCorquodale (Berkeley, Calif.)
2. Jacqueline Shea (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
3. Elizabeth Pegram (Arlington, Mass.)
4. Martin Jackson (Austin, Texas)
5. Mike Wilson (Irene, South Africa)
6. Ryan Bennett (Springfield, Ill.)
7. Richard Hunter (Houston, Texas)
8. Tom Hawisher (Savoy, Ill.)
9. Richard Smith (Nathrop, Colo.)
10. Linda Lewis (Richardson, Texas)

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